Hips are considered the storage of emotions in several traditions and Yoga. Gregor Maehle, an Ashtanga yoga teacher and physician, studied the importance of the Psoas muscle and, most recently, both neuroscience and medicine have shown the relation of the iliopsoas branch and excessive contraction of its related muscles in response to environmental stress, inducing sacroiliac joint tightness and affecting also adrenal glands (concerning hormones and neurotransmitters production in freeze, flight or fight responses). When hips feel tight (sedentary routine, working long hours at a desk, continued stress, wrong exercising for your body type), some simple movements like bending or sitting comfortably with your legs crossed may become a challenge.
This series includes intentional postures to help release and tone up the pelvis muscles, thighs, glutes, and lower back and counteract rigidity, contractures, atrophy, and blocks. This is video 1 of a series of 5.